Obituaries for March 2015

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George Russel Nichols

George Russel Nichols, longtime resident of Gresham, Ore., died on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. He was 79 years old. George was born in The Dalles, Ore., on Dec. 9, 1935, to Russel H. and Marjorie M. Nichols. He spent the ...

Madison Jewel Baird

Madison Jewel Baird, 20, passed away at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Feb. 11, 2015, after sustaining injuries in a bicycle accident near Walla Walla. She was a sophomore Spanish and health science major at Walla Walla University. She ...

Verna Nash

Verna “Colleen” Nash, 81, of Scio, Ore., passed Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at her home with family at her side. The daughter of Delbert and Eula (Stewart) Herman, she was born Feb. 21, 1934, in Nowata, Okla. She married William ...

Jane Eleanor Gary

Jane Eleanor Gary passed away on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at Hawks Ridge Assisted Living in Hood River, Ore. Jane was born on Aug. 1, 1920, in Detroit, Mich., to John Rayder Williams and Ethel May Blackford. Jane, her older ...

Ashley Nicole Beard

Ashley Nicole Beard left us way too soon, as a result of rare, incurable brain tumors. She fought an extremely long and brave battle that most would not have been able to bear. She passed away Feb. 19, 2015. Ashley ...

Ernest James DeRocher

Ernest (Ernie) James DeRocher passed away on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles, Ore. He was born Oct. 10, 1930, in Tacoma, Wash., the second of three children of Ernest Joseph and Mabel Claire ...

Stanley Wilcox

Stanley Wilcox, 90, passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Ashley Manor Care Center in Hood River, Ore. Stanley was born Nov. 20, 1924, to Barnum Charles Wilcox and Erma May (Cross). Stanley’s hobbies included camping, fishing, bowling, going to ...

Winnifred Allum

Winnifred Allum passed away Feb. 20, 2015, in Gresham, Ore. She was born July 28, 1921, in Detroit, Mich., to Daniel David Smith and Jessie Maybelle Armstrong. “Winnie” grew up in the small Michigan farm community of Williamston, graduated high ...

William Dale Pierson

William Dale Pierson passed away in his Hood River, Ore., home Feb. 11, 2015, surrounded by his family and his Love - Elizabeth Cole. Dale was born in Grand Island, Neb., on Aug. 25, 1929, to parents Margaret (Chestnut) and ...

Aida Elisea Chavez

Aida Elisea Chavez, 47, passed away at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center on March 7, 2015, surrounded by each and every one of her family members who love her beyond words. She is the wife of Miguel Chavez and mother ...

Elaine Mohr

Elaine Mohr, 92, of Eugene, Ore., passed away on March 10, 2015, from age-related complications and cancer. Elaine was born in Hood River, Ore., on Sept. 20, 1922, and was the daughter of Leo and Stella Drake. Elaine was well-traveled ...

James Joseph Walker

James Joseph “Jim” Walker was born on Nov. 18, 1920, and passed on March 10, 2015. Jim was born to Marvel (James) and Charles Smith in Portland, Ore. Marvel’s second husband, Tom Walker, adopted him later in life. Jim was ...

Laura Kristeen Canaday

Laura Kristeen Lee Canaday was born Feb. 5, 1951, in Hood River, Ore., to William and Evelyn Lee. Most of her life she resided in Oregon City, Ore. She passed away on Feb. 13, 2015. Laura was beautiful, loving and ...

Mark Evan Garrabrant

Born Jan. 17, 1955, in San Jose, Calif., Mark Evan Garrabrant grew up in Hood River, Ore., Hilo, Hawaii, and Portland, Ore. He studied music composition at University of Oregon and Mills College, where he began his career in experimental ...

John Douglas Love

John Douglas Love passed away in his Hood River, Ore., home March 12, 2015, surrounded by his family. Of German and Scottish extraction, John grew up in West Virginia with two brothers the sons of a preacher. He was married ...

Cleo Arlene Cooper

Cleo Arlene Cooper, 96, passed away Nov. 17, 2014, at home in Mesa, Ariz. She was born Nov. 1, 1918, in Hood River, Ore., to Grace and Frank Smith. Cleo worked for Diamond Fruit and traveled the South Pacific with ...

Marianne L. Fletcher

Marianne L. Fletcher, 95, a longtime resident of Odell, Ore., passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Columbia Basin Care Facility of The Dalles, Ore. Marianne was born on Nov. 20, 1919, in Hood River, Ore., to Charles A. ...

Verna Milladene Weber

Verna Milladene Weber, 84, passed away of natural causes Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at home in Odell, Ore., with her family at her side. Verna was born April 23, 1930, in Leavenworth, Wash., to Ernest and Inez Lowell (Kramer). Verna ...

James Parker

James “Raburn” Parker, longtime resident of The Dalles, Ore., passed away March 20, 2015. Raburn was the oldest of four children; born to Conor and Katie Parker, in Cade, Okla., on Aug. 25, 1935. Raburn grew up in Parkdale and ...

W. Gowlan Wells

Hood River native Gowlan Wells died Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at the age of 97 surrounded by his family at his home in Pine Grove, Ore. Viewing will be March 27 from 4-6 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont ...

Rebecca Porter

Rebecca “Becky” (Bradley) Porter passed at her home in Dufur, Ore., on March 16, 2015. She was born in Hood River, Ore., on April 23, 1951, to William and Norma Bradley. Becky attended Pine Grove Elementary School and Mid Valley ...

Stacia Fogle

“I knew a woman, lovely in her bones. When small birds sighed, she would sigh back at them…” Theodore Roethke Stacia Fogle, born in Portland, Ore., died recently of atrial fibrillation. She grew up and attended schools in Hood River. ...

Frances Ann Woody

Frances Ann Woody, 85, of Hood River, Ore., passed away Monday, March 23, 2015, at The Dalles Health and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by her family. Frances was born on July 10, 1929, in Salem, Ore., to George Edgar and Frances ...

Miguel Jacobo-Cortes

Miguel Jacobo-Cortes, 35, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015, at his home in Parkdale, Ore. Miguel was born Nov. 29, 1979, in Toliman, Jalisco, Mexico, to Rogelio Jacobo-Gordian and Rosalba Cortes-Delgado. Miguel married Lidia Flores-Rosales in 1996, and they had ...

Terrance Smith

Terrance (Terry) Smith passed away March 9, 2015, at his home in Mount Hood/Parkdale, Ore. Terry was born March 14, 1951, in Bend, Ore., to parents Robert and Donna (Hoskinson) Smith. He grew up, along with his siblings Toni, Ken ...

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